> Brent Meeker wrote:
>>You misunderstand "population models". It's not a question of what members
>>of a species think or
>>vote for; it's a matter of whether their logic will lead to their survival in
>>biological sense. So the majority can be wrong.
> Cooper is making valid comments about *something*, but it isn't logic.
> Logic is what tells us the majority can be wrong
Cooper is not talking about logic in the formal sense; he's talking about
decisions, acting. This can be "wrong" in the sense that there is a better (in
terms of survival)
way of reasoning.
I'm not sure that logic in the formal sense can be right or wrong; it's a set
of conventions about
language and inference. About the only standard I've seen by which a logic or
could be called "wrong" is it if it is inconsistent, i.e. the axioms and rules
of inference allow
everything to be a theorem.
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